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Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights? Obianuju Ekeocha on the Strong Winds of Public Moral Opinion

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights? Obianuju Ekeocha on the Strong Winds of Public Moral Opinion Watch

Africa

By Obianuju Ekeocha

The sexual revolution is upon us and it is cruel and it is ugly and it is strong just as it is blood thirsty. Within its regime, women are ...

More than 400 people perish in South Sudan's Unity state

More than 400 people perish in South Sudan's Unity state Watch

Africa

The targeted killing of hundreds of civilians in South Sudan's Unity state has been denounced as an "abomination" by the United States. The White ...

Human right organizations in Algeria highlight shrinking freedoms in nation

Human right organizations in Algeria highlight shrinking freedoms in nation Watch

Africa

Human rights organizations have highlighted the shrinking freedoms throughout the African nation of Algeria. The Brakat Movement, which ...

Dozens of people injured in riots in Tizi Ouzou

Dozens of people injured in riots in Tizi Ouzou Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

Dozens of people have been injured in riots at Tizi Ouzo, which is east of the capital of Algiers in Algeria. The unrest erupted after ...

Hundreds of unarmed men, women and children slaughtered in South Sudanese village

Hundreds of unarmed men, women and children slaughtered in South Sudanese village Watch

Africa

In some of the worst violence yet in the world's newest nations, hundreds of unarmed men, women and children were slaughtered by rebels in the ...

Fifteen soldiers killed in Kabylia as reorganized terrorist groups go on attack

Fifteen soldiers killed in Kabylia as reorganized terrorist groups go on attack Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

Two days after the reelection of 77-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fourth term, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM, ...

Nation holds breath over fate of 100 kidnapped schoolgirls

Nation holds breath over fate of 100 kidnapped schoolgirls Watch

Africa

More than one hundred Nigerian schoolgirls remain missing after a brazen nighttime kidnapping believed to have been carried out by the Islamist ...

Christians, Muslims fight to the death in besieged Central African Republic town

Christians, Muslims fight to the death in besieged Central African Republic town Watch

Africa

The village of Boda in the Central African Republic stands as stark testimony to the anarchy that has gripped one of the African continent's ...

Andromeda Strain? Ebola outbreak in West Africa is new strain of disease

Andromeda Strain? Ebola outbreak in West Africa is new strain of disease Watch

Africa

A deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus, a virulent incurable disease where the body's internal organs "melt" in ongoing in West Africa. To date, ...

IMPLACABLE EVIL: Militant Muslim group Boko Haram terrorizes Nigeria

IMPLACABLE EVIL: Militant Muslim group Boko Haram terrorizes Nigeria Watch

Africa

Boko Haram, whose name means that "Western education is sin" in the native Hausa language of Nigeria, has leaped once again into international ...

Algerian presidential election ends in violence, much disappointment

Algerian presidential election ends in violence, much disappointment Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

The Algerian presidential election ended in accusations, invectives and violence. The disappointment here is palpable: Elderly and infirm ...

Speaking out: Reporters Without Borders tell U.S. Secretary Kerry about Algeria's issue

Speaking out: Reporters Without Borders tell U.S. Secretary Kerry about Algeria's issue Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

United States Secretary of State John Kerry made a two-day visit to Algiers on the second and third day of April. Kerry touched down in the ...

Vowing not to repeat mistakes of Arab Spring, Mauritanians forge new democracy

Vowing not to repeat mistakes of Arab Spring, Mauritanians forge new democracy Watch

Africa

For the first time, the African nation of Mauritania is in the position to lay down the foundations of a democratic government. That nation's ...

Africa's Sahel region still under iron fist of terrorist groups

Africa's Sahel region still under iron fist of terrorist groups Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

Composed of the nations of Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania and Niger, the Sahel region of Africa remains under the stranglehold of several ...

Militant Muslims abduct more than 100 schoolgirls at gunpoint

Militant Muslims abduct more than 100 schoolgirls at gunpoint Watch

Africa

Over a hundred female students have been abducted by gunmen at a government secondary school in Chibok, Nigeria. The mass kidnapping is believed ...

Boko Haram suspected in numerous Nigerian massacres

Boko Haram suspected in numerous Nigerian massacres Watch

Africa

The Islamist insurgency group Boko Haram is suspected in a string of massacres throughout the African nation of Nigeria. The latest was an ...

Worst famine since 80s looms over Christian South Sudan

Worst famine since 80s looms over Christian South Sudan Watch

Africa

South Sudan is poised to experience the worst famine in Africa since the 1980s unless aid is sent to the region by the end of May. About 3.7 million ...

Lives of 50,000 undernourished children on the line in war-torn South Sudan

Lives of 50,000 undernourished children on the line in war-torn South Sudan Watch

Africa

The youngest -- and henceforth the most vulnerable citizen's of the world's newest nation is under threat of hunger and mass starvation.  ...

Algeria's clemency law remains in effect preceding presidential elections

Algeria's clemency law remains in effect preceding presidential elections Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

After more than 15 years of bloodshed and turmoil, Algeria is at the crossroads. For terrorist groups that wish to receive an olive branch, the ...

Sensible growth benefits Algeria after spike in oil prices

Sensible growth benefits Algeria after spike in oil prices Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

It may not be a miracle - but it sure looks like one. In the past 30 years, Algeria has gone from being heavily indebted to a creditor nation. ...

Calm presides over city of Ghardaia after deadly sectarian clashes

Calm presides over city of Ghardaia after deadly sectarian clashes Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

In the city of Ghardaia, south of Algiers hundreds of police are striving to maintain a precious calm after deadly sectarian clashes. A week of ...

HIV project funded by the U.S. raided by Ugandan authorities on pretext that it was 'training youths in homosexuality'

HIV project funded by the U.S. raided by Ugandan authorities on pretext that it was 'training youths in homosexuality' Watch

Africa

Claiming that it was "training youths in homosexuality, the Ugandan government Uganda police raided a U.S. - funded HIV project. The action took ...

Elderly nun, two priests abducted by gunmen from West African village.  Oh, we forgot to tell you, the nun is 80 years old.

Elderly nun, two priests abducted by gunmen from West African village. Oh, we forgot to tell you, the nun is 80 years old. Watch

Africa

A Canadian nun, 80-year-old Sister Gilberte Bissiere was abducted, along with two Italian priests by a gang of armed kidnappers this past ...

 Doctors scrambling to contain Ebola outbreak in West Africa

Doctors scrambling to contain Ebola outbreak in West Africa Watch

Africa

Medical authorities re growing increasingly frantic. Begun in Guinea, an Ebola outbreak has since claimed the lives of 84 people. Even worse, ...

Deadly Ebola virus outbreak, begun in Guinea now hits Liberia

Deadly Ebola virus outbreak, begun in Guinea now hits Liberia Watch

Africa

One of the most horrifying diseases known to man - Ebola, a hemorrhagic fever where the victim's internal organs literally melt away - has ...

Ancient burial site said to contain treasures that dwarf Tutankhamun's

Ancient burial site said to contain treasures that dwarf Tutankhamun's Watch

Africa

An ancient Egyptian burial ground that is being highly sought after by archaeologists is said to make the treasure of Tutankhamun's tomb look ...

More than a million displaced in South Sudan instability

More than a million displaced in South Sudan instability Watch

Africa

The situation will only get worse, the United Nations says. More than one million people have been forced from their homes by the ongoing ...

Ebola finds its way to capital of Guinea

Ebola finds its way to capital of Guinea Watch

Africa

At least 63 deaths in the West African nation of Guinea has been linked to the deadly Ebola virus.  Now - the outbreak has spread to the ...